(ISN) – TORONTO, Ont. – Hockey Canada announced Tuesday that forward Anthony Duclair (Laval, Que./New York Rangers, NHL) has been loaned to Canada’s National Junior Team for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. He will be joining the team at selection camp in Toronto on Dec. 11.
“On behalf of Hockey Canada and all Team Canada fans, I would like to thank the New York Rangers for their support of Canada’s National Junior Team,” said Scott Salmond, vice-president of hockey operations/national teams for Hockey Canada. “We expect that the team will benefit greatly from the addition of Anthony for both his skill and leadership, and we believe this will be a great experience for Anthony, as he embarks on what we expect will be long and successful professional and international playing career.”
Duclair played twice at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, in 2011 and 2012, and won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament. He also attended Canada National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp in August 2014.
Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp runs from Dec. 11-15, 2014 in Toronto.
On Dec. 19, Canada will face Russia in Toronto in its first of three pre-tournament games prior to the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. Canada will also take on Sweden on Dec. 21 in Ottawa, Ont., and Switzerland on Dec. 23 in Montreal, Que., as part of the RBC Road to the World Juniors.
Canada’s final roster for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship must be officially submitted on Dec. 25.